Road Trip

IMG_4181Yep that is right folks – Dad and I took a road trip. Just us guys and boy did we have fun, a little bit of trouble and a lot of homesickness for Mom.

Every year Dad takes me on an excursion to help with training and to get me adjusted more to different situations. I think he just likes to mess with my routine. Nonetheless, I find this outings pretty cool and I am always up for an adventure.

This trip was no exception…as you can see while we were supposed to be cleaning out a Koi pond I decided to “fall” in. I was so scared I just stood there and let all the fish nibble on my long legs. It was a hot day and unfortunately I smelled like the fish after this “swim.”

This trip involved more meet and greets of different animals and lots of children. Of course I was on my bestest behavior.

I did get the chance to hang out at my SLO town club – Thousand Hills Pet Resort. They were very nice and hooked me up with an awesome bath and trimmed my nails perfectly. If you are ever in that area check them out – it helped not to smell like fish for the remainder of the trip, and yes, I do get my omega 3’s elsewhere and had no interest in the fish.

Needless to say, once I got in the car to come home I crashed and for the last few days I have been very mellow and calm. I did hear the parentals talk about how the trip was a success. This makes me glad but I still don’t like long car rides.

The weather is odd here in Santa Monica…balmy, humid, and a little rainy and today the temperature in my casa is 85 degrees, which I am not happy about, but at least I’m home where I love to be.

Peace Out,

Perry

Perry’s Political Corner

FullSizeRender-3Happy 4th of July to all of you out there in the USA!

Even with our country being in a state of flux…

  • Flags are going up, flags are coming down
  • People are trying to rewrite history by moratoriums of 80’s sitcoms such as removing from syndication the Dukes of Hazards and talks of banning the beloved movie Gone with the Wind
  • Political candidates are gathering money from whoever they can to build their war chests
  • Insurance companies are increasing costs as more sick become insured and healthier youth take their chances and don’t get insurance
  • The President makes sure his Mont blanc pen gets exercise by releasing non violent prisoners
  • We are back in Cuba

Oh yeah, Trump continues to get in trouble and it isn’t due to having a bad hair day.

Even with the USA’s family dysfunction we are a country, which is built on freedoms and liberties for one and all. Or at least that is how it should be…a melting pot of cultural diversity laden with respect, kindness and self-responsibility for others.

On another note, I was pretty good on the fireworks front as I had on my ThunderShirt which helped keep me calm and safe amidst all those crazy sounds.  I can’t imagine why the humans like them.  Mom said I’m not a very good gun dog whatever that means since I don’t even know what a gun is.

The weather has been warm and humid with 96% humidity this morning when I checked the weather report.

Peace People,

Perry

Perry Goes Political

FullSizeRenderHello Campers and Political junkies!

This week has been an interesting one charged with many political sightings and hot topics. Since my agent, Aunt Deb Main, suggested I branch out with my insight on this planet here it goes…

As the 2016 Presidential campaign trail heats up in the U.S. its face is changing for sure. I foresee a continual train wreck in the upcoming future in which all of us are going to be subject to a political hot mess in the media with biased opinions and screams for campaign reform.

Democrat front-runner or should we say only runner, Hillary Clinton, was spotted in a Monica Lewinsky blue pant suit hitting the trail. Jeb Bush apparently needs some schooling on how to read a teleprompter and good ole Trump showed up along with his hair to join a soccer size team to toss around nauseating rhetoric.  As a good reporter I’m unbiased and still the undecided voter but apparently it will be a while anyway.  I will be much older in dog years before the election so I’m not worried yet…

Sit tight electoral it is definitely going to be a bumpy ride.

SCOTUS decided that ACA was law, which means POTUS was pleased and I am still confused by all these acronyms. All I know is I am glad I have my insurance through VPI, aka Veterinary Pet Insurance

But the Supreme Court was busy last week as it appears to be the only branch of government working (congress is always out to lunch and the senate just seems to ramble on) Hmm…maybe they should have to have some ACA with their TPP deal.

Anyways, everyone now can get married, which means we made the White house a colorful flag while we took down a confederate flag.

I still cannot get married…so what’s up with that?

Young children are now getting into trouble as they start to sell sugar and salt because their school lunches are too bland. I guess capitalism still reigns somewhere in this country.

Finally, a beautiful side note…after the horrendous killing of the bible study class in South Carolina, some family members were able to express their forgiveness for the shooter’s heinous crimes. Maybe there is still hope in this topsy-turvy country we call home!

OK, that is all on the Perry Political front. Oh yeah the weather in Santa Monica was a breezy 73 degrees today so all is well in our land, or at least for now.

Peace out Perry!

Another Dog Day

IMG_2176What a crazy weekend and it was all the Parental’s fault! You know sometimes they really get on my last nerve.

I have been trying to do my best. Yes, I am STILL a puller on the walks, and the squirrels get me all fired up and finally it is always about me and ALWAYS WILL BE PEOPLE!

I knew something was up when Dad started his craziness around the house earlier this week. I love it because it sort of misted which caused a sufficient amount of wet dirt and he was cleaning the floors.

He becomes insane when I start running in the house like a 4-wheel drive canine making sure I hit all the corners and baseboards with my muddy feet especially after he cleans them. He has become so used to my power of turning up the rugs he now just leaves them that way until Mom gets home. It is cool because subconsciously I am turning the house into my huge dog den most days.

Then on Thursday he started cooking and this calmed me down. I was poised in the kitchen as the sous chef waiting patiently for the treats he so lovingly hands out.

After about 5 hours of cooking he rested and Mom came home. They were talking about the recipe tasting with her interns from Pepperdine University and I was excited because that meant people and extra love, hugs and pets.

IMG_2190But oh no! They had the audacity to mention Tutu and even asked me if I wanted my lady friend to come over for a visit. I promptly gave the stink eye look and they knew I was not pleased.

Well of course like all parentals they did not respect my wishes and allowed that heavy breathing Darth Vader of a bulldog on my turf.

She sauntered in with a swagger and didn’t even say hello. Next thing they wanted to have us take pictures together.

NOT! We are not taking prom photos here people. Then she became obsessed with Dad as he was giving her attention. He did try to give us both affection but the Tutu would put her bossy body in the way and block me from Dad. Well I wasn’t having any of that and when she got too close to me I growled at her. That will learn her I thought.

Of course I got into trouble for not loving my neighbor routine. Oh well at least I put her in her place and she pretty much avoided me the rest of the night.

IMG_2195Don’t get too excited since she got her payback. During dinner I had to have a timeout as I felt I needed to be involved at the table putting my nose on it next to people out of Mom and Dad’s reach. As you can imagine they both were not well with this “inappropriate” behavior and I was banished to the crate.

Then all of a sudden I heard Dad yell at the Tutu. What! He lost his cookies and I was not there to see.

You see the mean girl took my favorite nooking blanket (my sucky) and shredded it under the dinning room table.

She is off the Christmas card list for sure!

The saving grace of the evening was Mom’s 3 beautiful interns Farah, Antonella and Nora who all helped out in the office – I did get my share of hugs, loves and pets.  However, I was beyond tired when they all left as you can see me sprawled out on my favorite chair!

Perry – Zero the Tutu 1 game on!

It has been humid here in Santa Monica, and June Gloom is definitely in full spring.

Love

Perry

I’m A Sensitive Dog

IMG_2699Hello All,

We are in the thick of the gray fog, cool mornings and sun in the afternoon. We call it “June Gloom” and it can be more than a little melancholy. For most of the country it is the start of summer but here in LA it feels like the end as the drought is taking its toll and we are living in the land of brown.

I have been doing much better. I am starting to be left by myself out of the crate for up to 6 hours now.  Do you hear that people!

Of course this is not all the time but I can tell Dad is trusting me more and I love it. I get to lounge and have been good (knock on wood) with not wanting to destroy things or the house. Apparently the parental units did a fairly good job with my training. And if I need time in my crate the door is open and I just hang out in there of my own free will.

However, we all know how sensitive my skin is and again I have been having some skin problems. Last week while I was away I came back with a quarter size bump on my chin. Mom has been hooking me up with some essential oil application and it seems to help. Unfortunately it’s the oregano oil, so I smell like pizza but it does seem to be helping my owie.

I did hear the parentals are leaving again to BACK to Visalia and I will go to my camp and I am excited about that.

Life is mellowing out. I am almost 3.5 years and finally starting to settle down. But don’t let that fool any of you. I am still a crazy Weimaraner who can run and cause havoc with the best of them.  I just know how to calm myself down when I need to which I why I have my blanket in sight at all times as you can see.

Peace People,

Perry

Dad Has lost his Mind!

IMG_2712I had a break from the parental units this past week and it was most excellent. I got to hang out in the country and play/run around with my people. However, as I am getting older (almost 3½) I am a little more chilled.

Mom was teaching people Motivational Interviewing this week at a wonderful place called Family HealthCare Network in Visalia, California. I hear it is by the Sequoia National Park which is very beautiful, although I have not visited there yet. Dad was impressed this town did not have ANY parking meters like they do everywhere else and the people were really nice.

However, thank goodness Dad did not get me a gift. He wanted to bring back a baby Pygmy goat for me as an early Christmas present. Can you imagine? A little bigger PITA all up in my grill daily – that’s all I need! Not a good option. Apparently pops had a little crush and Mom was even on board. Traders!

Thank goodness Dad came to his senses after he did his usual investigation to ad nauseam and found out his little furry friends would have been more problem then cuteness. Saved by the bell!

Plus, I would not want to share the spotlight…my video of my head in the box has had 1,100 views and that is way cool for this dog.

The weather has been pleasant 65 degrees in Santa Monica.  Summer is almost here!

Peace out Perry!

Everyone’s on MY Schedule

punkytreatsThat’s right.  I’m up at 6 am or 5:30 like I was this morning.  NO one sleeps in at our house.  What is with these parentals?   Dad was not happy with me this morning and Mom got to sleep in a little but then I proceeded to walk up and down the hall shaking my head till she got up at 7 am.   It’s gotten to the point where Dad has to take a nap every afternoon to recover from my morning routine.

I thought it was time to check in on my current report card and needs for improvement.

The Good:

1.  I have been left outside my crate multiple times up to 5 hours without any disturbance in the house.  When Mom and Dad come home I am sitting politely in my chair or in my crate of my own accord.  I still have not graduated to full access status but hopefully soon.

2.  I have not chewed any pens for quite some time.  I never did go to pen’s anonymous but somehow I was able to get over my addiction on my own. Dad left a pen on the table this past week when I was home alone and I noticed it but decided to leave it alone since I’ve been a bit naughty in other areas (below).

3.  I continue to be loving to all those I meet (minus the squirrels) and allow every child and adult to pet and love on me when I meet them.

Needs for Improvement:

1.  I still continue to pull on the leash when we walk.  I’m not sure I will ever outgrow that one.

2.  When Mom and Dad are home (as opposed as when they are gone) I become a bit unruly and want constant attention all the time.  I still drag all the things out of my “toy chest” and string them all over the house.

3. I “stole” the new scooby snack bag my new blonde friend Debra brought last weekend (it was mine remember) and ate the entire bag in the backyard while Mom and Dad were watching one of their shows.  My dinner was delayed that night since I had more than a full tummy.

4.  I continue to bark at squirrels and dogs walking by my house (how dare they come near my domain?)

I know to the parentals it feels like I’m not improving sometimes.  Mom commented that I am 32 in human years and needed to act more mannerly – asking for my treats, letting her sleep in since it is a rare occasion and being the “show” dog that I was designed to be.  Maybe some day, but not this week.

It was a beautiful day today in Santa Monica although we are having a little pre “June Gloom” as they call it which is fine with me since it’s cooler on my walks.

Happy Memorial Day to all of you and try not to eat too much at those BBQ’s or at least save some of the treats for me.  I’m still trying to get more treats today as you can see by this picture. It’s my favorite place to sit for whatever yummy bite drops of a new recipe I can get my chops on.

Love Perry